Where have all the buses gone?
Low waged, precarious and late night workers really depend on an accessible, affordable bus service to get them to and from work safely.
Since 2009, well over 3,000 local authority supported bus services have been cut or reduced. In London alone last year, 41 routes were cut. According to the Campaign for Better Transport, some areas are losing over 50 per cent – or even 100 per cent - of their council-funded bus services . Others are cutting all weekend and evening services.
And fares are often just too high for low waged workers.
Unite bus worker members feel strongly that they have a part to play in getting workers home safely, but cutthroat companies and service cuts are putting people at risk.
Unite’s campaign is demanding that bus services are restored.